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Tabloid The Sun tried to Take TheSun.com from Domain Owner

Labeled as news in Legal Discussion started by Soofi, Apr 24, 2019.

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What should be the right asking price range for TheSun.com domain name?

  1. $xx,xxx

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  2. Low $xxx,xxxx

    8 vote(s)
    34.8%
  3. Mid $xxx,xxxx

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  4. High $xxx,xxxx

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  5. Low $x,xxx,xxxx

    7 vote(s)
    30.4%
Total: 23 vote(s)
  1. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    The British tabloid The Sun unsuccessfully tried to buy the domain TheSun.com for $600,000, later resorting to reverse domain name hijacking to try to get the domain from its rightful owner. The publication uses the domain name TheSun.co.uk.

    The paper first made a $300,000 offer for the domain in 2016. The owner asked for offers of $700,000 or more. Last year, The Sun made a $600,000 offer, only to have the owner request $2.5 million for the domain.

    After its latest offer was rebuffed, the tabloid filed a cybersquatting complaint with World Intellectual Property Organization under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).

    The three-person panel was not amused by The Sun’s tactic to get the generic domain name registered in 2001. It wrote:

    …it is apparent in the Panel’s view that the Complaint has been filed abusively, in an attempt to wrest the disputed domain name from the Respondent’s control after failed negotiations with the Respondent to acquire the disputed domain name for a reasonable market price.

    The Panel therefore concludes that the filing of the Complaint by the Complainant constitutes reverse domain name hijacking.

    Allen & Overy LLP represented News Group Newspapers Limited (the paper’s company). ESQwire.com represented the domain owner.

    News source: DomainNameWire
     
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  2. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    As per standard ritual, here is my opinion on this one :-D

    The domain name owner is pretty much right in demanding 2.5 mil for thesun.com and he shouldn't move from his asking price. Serves the tabloid right for a failed attempt at UDRP!!

     
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  4. Soofi

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    TheWealth .com support THeSun.com!!!
     
  6. Steven McEvoy

    Steven McEvoy YLWDots.com

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    meh
     
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  7. DomainBarracksRob

    DomainBarracksRob Top Member VIP

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    I would simply double their last offer after winning

    And set BIN at $1,200,000 usd and wait after that hassle and winning , they obviously want it !

    Plus this is being kind compared to, Mike Mann had a similar situation with DollarCity at $20k UDRP was filed they lost ...and he increased it to $90k after and they paid ! Almost 5x original last offer !
     
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  8. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    There’s no second option other than purchasing the domain name for the tabloid imo
     
  9. DomainBarracksRob

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    All the more MeryeEr to go "Mann" on them! ; )
     
  10. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Mann is completely a different league IMO
     
  11. equity78

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    Good point, it will be interesting to see how high they go for the name.
     
  12. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    They’ll probably have to give his ask, unless domain owner negotiated a lower asking price IMO
     

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